2012 - I had Vertical Sleeve Gastric Surgery in October 2012, and this is my journey to push the fat girl aside and start living life without fear of lawn chairs, the middle seat, clothing shops and high heels. Among other things.

2017 - I'm preop for the Duodenal Switch procedure for my sleeve to help me get to goal weight....and to fix another hiatal hernia.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


The last two days I've noticed that I dropped off on my water drinking.

I forgot what its like being tied to a desk and not having water next to me. It NEVER crosses my mind when I get up, to take my bottle and refill. That is going to have to change, I'm going to have to get it done first thing in the mornings, so that I have it on hand to sip away at all day.

I'm slightly dehydrated I think, so need to step it up. Especially since I think its the main reason that I was up this morning in weight.

Weigh In - 270.6

So, I've been trying this evening to get the water in!

Food has been going well - I have been eating too fast, I need to put the fork down between bites and be more aware of my eating habits.  I've struggled with my salmon, and last night I had to stand for a while and walk around until the discomfort passed.

Learnings hard!

I had my first session back lifting weights. I just did my front squats with the bar (45lbs).  My gawds, the difference in my mobility is amazing without my massive gut in the way.  Felt solid.  Just did 3 sets of 5 squats.  I could already feel it after that.  Tomorrow morning is another date with my bike.  30mins this time. Need to get going and help my body get rid of the fat.

Tomorrow is my first support group meeting for WLS people! I'm looking forward to it actually. Its going to be different, and I hope that its insirational, informative and that I get to meet some nice people.

Time for bed, reading, and sleep!


  1. Water is hard some days! I always feel better when I get all of it in!! This journey is all about learning! You are doing great!

  2. Great job on the exercise!--perhaps you'll inspire me to get my butt back in the gym.

  3. I have a hard time getting my water in, but I know I need to do it.

    I hope you enjoy your first WLS support meeting. I hate taking time to go to one, but I always am glad that I go. :)

  4. Thank you all! I did WAY WAY better today with water, really kept on it. :)

    My support group was fun! I'm really glad I went, I wasn't sure that I would like it that much, so it was really positive!